Hand Embroidery: Art Nouveau Notebooks

Creative Learning |
17th January 2019

Tutor Sara Dennis | 10.30am-1pm | £179 | 10 Weeks

Embroider the cover for a beautiful handmade notebook using silk shading and goldwork inspired by Art Nouveau design. Construct the notebook using kettle stitch and lacing. This class is for intermediate stitchers and some prior experience is necessary. Includes all materials.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
The course will cover realistic silk shading, involving direction and blending, along with in-depth sampling of goldwork techniques – including cutwork, or nue and blended chipping.

It will be taught hands-on, demonstration and instruction.

What do I need to bring with me?
If you have a basic sewing kit bring it along, but everything you need will be provided.

Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

Are there any additional costs?
No, the cost of the course reflects the inclusion of all materials and equipment in the fee.

About the tutor
Sara Dennis graduated from the three year full-time Royal School of Needlework Future Tutor Programme in 2017 winning the Outstanding Achievement Award. Having led a peripatetic life, she has collected many experiences and influences. Now settling in Lancaster, she remains drawn towards the ethnic and eclectic.

Sara has worked on several high profile RSN commissions: an evening gown designed by Nicholas Oakwell Couture for the GREAT Britain Campaign, ‘Magna Carta (An Embroidery)’ designed by artist Cornelia Parker for the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Game of Thrones ‘Hardhome Embroidery’ and Burberry’s ‘Makers House’ in partnership with The New Craftsmen. She has exhibited at Hampton Court Palace and Alexandra Palace and created a bespoke commission for St Olave’s Church in the City of London. As well as Day Classes, the Certificate and Diploma, Summer Intensive Certificate and Degree modules at Hampton Court Palace, Sara has also taught at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Library and The Royal Free Hospital.

If you have a query or are unsure whether the course is right for you please get in touch with the Creative Learning Team who will be happy to contact the tutor on your behalf.

Please note there is no class during the following week:
Week commencing 18 February and 28 March and the last class will be Thu 18 April.


17th January 2019

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